Photo Qualities

The Making of a Fine Photograph

Here are some terms and ideas you can use to evaluate images you see here as well as on other photo sites.

    • The Subject:
      • Significance
      • Technical Quality:
        • Clarity
        • Tonal range
        • Sharpness
        • Angle of view
        • Attention to detail
    • Control:
      • Artistic Excellence:
        • Composition
        • Presentation
        • Mastery of technique
    • Emotional Impact:
      • Wow!
    • Uniqueness:
      • Fresh way of seeing subject
      • Statement (voice)
    • Power Words:
      • Best/dramatic/depth/stunning
      • Discover/iconographic
      • New/inventive/fresh
      • Proven/admired/presence/established
      • Value/collectable/museum-quality/prolific

 

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